When developmental foundations are in place, children learn with ease. When not in place, developmental delays can occur in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive areas. Developmental retraining allows children to re-build the foundations needed to learn and be successful.
A reflex is an automatic motor response to a stimulus. For example, when light shines into our eyes, our pupils contract. Reflexes are extremely important to a child's developing body and brain. They emerge in utero and infancy helping with the birth process and protecting babies in the early months of life. Each reflex carries out a specific task for specific motor development skills.
Typically developing children progress through a sequence of movements (including crawling) which cause them to become neurologically organized and meet their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive milestones with ease. When obstacles interfere with this developmentally necessary process, problems can arise in all areas of growth.
Auditory Integration Training
Hearing challenges can impede development. Auditory processing disorders make it difficult for children to make meaning of what is heard. Sound sensitivities cause children to hear “too well.” Along with overwhelming the auditory system and causing auditory processing difficulties, this can be extremely painful for some children.